The Predators Hockey Schedule is Here!
A look at the Predators’ schedule
The long-awaited schedule for the NHL’s restart is finally here, and the Nashville Predators will have their work cut out for them. After spending nearly four months off the ice, the Predators will face the Arizona Coyotes in a best-of-five play-in series. The winner of that series will advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they will be joined by the other 24 teams that qualified for the postseason.
How the Predators’ schedule sets up for the season
The 2020-21 NHL schedule was released on Wednesday, and the Nashville Predators will open the season at home against the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 14. It will be the first time since the 2013-14 season that the Predators will open at home.
Here’s a look at how the Predators’ schedule sets up for the season:
January: The Predators will play four games in January, all against Central Division rivals. They’ll open at home against the Blackhawks on Jan. 14, then hit the road for games against the Dallas Stars (Jan. 16), St. Louis Blues (Jan. 19) and Colorado Avalanche (Jan. 21).
February: Nashville will play eight games in February, including five at home. The homestand starts with a game against the Arizona Coyotes on Feb. 2 and ends with a game against the Detroit Red Wings on Feb. 27. The other three February games are all on the road – Feb. 9 at Florida, Feb. 11 at Tampa Bay and Feb 28 at Columbus.
March: The Predators will play 12 games in March, including seven at home. The homestand starts with a game against the Blues on March 2 and ends with a game against the Vancouver Canucks on March 20. Other March highlights include a five-game road trip from March 25-30 that takes Nashville to Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Pittsburgh and Carolina.
April: Nashville wraps up its regular season with six games in April, three at home and three on the road. The homestand includes games against Philadelphia (April 8), Winnipeg (April 10) and Anaheim (April 13). The road trip features stops in St Louis (April 15), Colorado (April 17) and Vegas (April 24).
A look at the key games on the Predators’ schedule
The Predators will look to build on their success from last season when they take to the ice for the 2017-2018 campaign. Below is a look at some of the key games on their schedule.
October 5th vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
This will be the first time that the Predators face off against the defending Stanley Cup champions. It will also be a good early test to see where they stack up against one of the best teams in the league.
October 17th vs. Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks are always a tough opponent, and this game will be a good measure of where the Predators are at early in the season.
November 5th vs. Winnipeg Jets
The Jets are one of the Predators’ biggest rivals, and this game is always a hotly contested affair. It should be a great game to watch.
The Predators’ schedule: Home games
The Nashville Predators are set to open their season at home against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 5th. Below is a list of all Home game dates and times. Be sure to mark your calendars andGrab your tickets today!
-October 5th vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00PM CT
-October 7th vs. Calgary Flames 7:00PM CT
-October 10th vs. Florida Panthers 7:00PM CT
-October 12th vs. Carolina Hurricanes 7:00PM CT
-October 14th vs. Winnipeg Jets 7:00PM CT
-October 17th vs. Los Angeles Kings 7:00PM CT
-October 24th vs. Colorado Avalanche, 6:00PM CT
-November 4th vs Detroit Red Wings 6:30 PM CT
The Predators’ schedule: Away games
The Predators’ schedule: Back-to-backs
The Tennessee Predators will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Bridgestone Arena. The game against the Blackhawks is the first of four meetings between the two teams this season and will be the Preds’ second home game of 2019-20.
The Predators’ schedule: Longest road trip
After an exciting season that saw the Nashville Predators make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, fans are clamoring to find out when their favorite team will be back in action. The wait is finally over as the NHL has released the full schedule for the 2017-2018 season!
The Predators will open their season on October 5th at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins the team they faced in last year’s Stanley Cup Finals. This will be the first of four meetings between these two teams this season.
The Preds will embark on their longest road trip of the season in January, a seven game stretch that will take them through California, Arizona, and Colorado. They will face some tough competition on this trip, including match-ups against the reigning Western Conference champion Anaheim Ducks and the always dangerous Los Angeles Kings.
February will be a busy month for Nashville as they play 15 games, including eight at home. They will have several critical divisional match-ups during this stretch, including games against the St. Louis Blues Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets
ThePredators will wrap up their Regular Season on April 7th at home against the Dallas Stars.
The Predators’ schedule: Shortest road trip
The shortest road trip of the season for the Nashville Predators is just two games. That’s it. From Jan. 26-27, the Preds will play back-to-back road games at the New York Islanders and New York Rangers respectively.
The Predators’ schedule: Key dates
-Sept. 17: Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers (7 p.m., Bridgestone Arena)
-Sept. 19: Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning (6:30 p.m., Amalie Arena)
-Sept. 22: Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m., Bridgestone Arena)
-Oct. 3: Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., Bridgestone Arena)
-Oct. 5: Nashville Predators at Carolina Hurricanes (6 p.m., PNC Arena)
-Oct. 10: Nashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m., Bridgestone Arena)